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Visual Art

Margaret Tarampi at Art Access

Gestalt portraits connect the dots

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Apr 30,2012 - The whole is larger than the sum of its parts. That’s one of the main tenets of Gestalt psychology—and it also summarizes the artwork of Margaret Tarampi.

Green Guide

Environmental Arts

That art on your wall may be lovely to gaze upon, but how earth-friendly is it?

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Apr 18,2012 - Lisa Miller uses materials like blown bike innertubes to create urban-chic wallets, belts and purses.

Visual Art

John Bell: Postmodern Blues

Artist plays with celebrity, post-modernity

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Mar 19,2012 - John Bell has the postmodern blues: the struggle to create meaning through art in an age when not only the traditionally meaningful is drowned out ...

Music Articles

Girls

Conjuring classic rock's Golden Age

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Mar 15,2012 - If there's such a thing as a classic indie-rock sound, it's emulated on Girls' new record, which is filled with brilliant songwriting and arrangements

Food & Drink

Yo Mama's BBQ

South-valley fave moves downtown

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Mar 6,2012 - It didn’t mean much to some people, but the sight of a cast-iron smoker in the parking lot of a West Jordan convenience store ...

Visual Art

Nature of Sustainable Art

Annual Earth-friendly art exhibit at Red Butte

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Feb 13,2012 - “Sustainable” probably isn’t the first word you think of in tandem with art. In fact, most genres of art are, on some level ...

Visual Art

Anna West: My Dead Friends

The lost art of household crafts

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Jan 26,2012 - In the digital age, there’s been a backlash in the arts by artists striving to hold on to older forms, genres and media, whether it’s film photography, live theater or the spoken word.

Visual Art

New Art Year

Upcoming gallery shows in 2012

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Jan 2,2012 - The start of a new year brings with it new possibilities for life as well as art, and among those are the visions of artists on display at local galleries.

Food & Drink

The Madison

Provo's new club/restaurant

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Dec 27,2011 - What’s there to do in Provo at night? Dance club The Madison, in the former Provo Craft building, provides several answers—and food options.

Visual Art

Tony Fitzpatrick @ Kayo

Etched symbols & icons of childhood

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Dec 12,2011 - Personal and public history often maintain a curious, even distant relationship in an artist’s work. But in the work of some truly visionary artists, the two fuse and illuminate each other, and possibly create a third entity that is something different entirely. The work of Chicago mixed-media artist Tony Fitzpatrick uses the iconography of early comics and other symbols from his childhood to create a panoramic picture of Chicago—and America as a whole.
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